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Shep­herd of the Hills Church 527 Hoff­mansville Road, Bech­telsville.

Hur­ri­cane re­lief mon­e­tary do­na­tions will be re­ceived un­til Oct. 8. All funds col­lected will be sent to Samar­i­tan’s Purse. Friends for Life will be­gin their an­nual Baby Bot­tle fundraiser to sup­port Ge­n­e­sis Preg­nancy Cen­ter in Pottstown. Boy Scouts meet Mon­day at 7:00 p.m. Cub Scouts meet Thurs­day at 7:00 p.m. AA groups meet at the church on Wed­nes­days at 8:00 p.m., Thurs­days at 12:15 p.m. and Satur­days at 10:00 a.m. Al Anon meets in the church on Tues­days at 8:00 p.m. Shep­herd of the Hills Church is lo­cated at 527 Hoff­mansville Road, Bech­telsville.

Trin­ity Lutheran Church, Bech­telsville Rev. Eu­gene C. Zaiser, Pas­tor 1749 S. Main Street, Bech­telsville, PA 19505

Trin­ity’s events for the up­com­ing week: Our Sun­day Wor­ship Ser­vices are 10:15 a.m., Sun­day School 9:00 a.m., Con­tem­po­rary Wor­ship Ser­vice 8:00 a.m., the 1st and 3rd Sun­days of the month. Please join us for the Chicken Pot Pie Din­ner, Satur­day, October 7th, The din­ner in­cludes ap­ple sauce, corn, pep­per cab­bage, rolls & but­ter, ap­ple crisp with ice cream. 3:00PM-7:00PM. Prices: Adults $9.00, Chil­dren ages 6-12 $4.50, Chil­dren Ages 5 and un­der Free. Take out or­ders will be avail­able un­til 6:45P.M. Please call 610369-1281. Samar­i­tan’s Purse-We are col­lect­ing “filled shoe boxes” for chil­dren, as a Christ­mas Pro­ject. Gift sug­ges­tions: School sup­plies, small toys, hy­giene items, other items (t-shirts, socks, ball caps, sun­glasses, hair clips, etc. If you need a shoe box or have any ques­tions, please see Kathy Kuser. Please re­turn the filled boxes by Sun­day, Novem­ber 12th. Boy Scout Troop 511 will spon­sor Hoagie Sales October thru May. The sales will be the 3rd Tues­day of the month. Or­ders will have to be placed on the 2nd Tues­day of the month. The price is $4.00 each. There is ham, turkey, Ital­ian or cheese—let­tuce, onion, tomato, sides hot pep­pers or sweet pep­pers, Ital­ian or mayo pack­ets. If you are in­ter­ested to or­der as a new per­son, please see Kitty Isett . Pick up will be at the old store ev­ery month. Thank you to those who have or­dered hoa­gies in the past years. CRAFT SHOW – Please sup­port the craft show on Satur­day, October 21st, if you are a crafter or know some­one who is, also by donating used books, help­ing out on the day of the show for an hour or two, or by shop­ping! In the mean time, please help us pro­mote the Craft Show by tak­ing a Craft Show Poster and hang­ing it in a pub­lic place which you may fre­quent! Thank you! Any ques­tions, please see Cathy Yoder. Mark your cal­en­dars, the Christ­mas Can­tata will be Sun­day, De­cem­ber 17th, “The Song Heard ‘Round the World” by Joseph Martin at the 10:15 a.m. ser­vice. En­core pre­sen­ta­tion will be Sun­day, Jan­uary 7, 2018 at 3:00PM WAWA HOA­GIES—As part of a Re­lay for Life Fundraiser, we are sell­ing WAWA Shorti Hoagie Gift Cards for $4.00. Please stop by the Scrip ta­ble after church on Sun­day or you can stop by the church of­fice (Mon­dayThurs­day 9-2) to pur­chase them. Please par­tic­i­pate in Trin­ity’s Gift Card Pro­gram: With ev­ery pur­chase, Trin­ity earns a per­cent­age of ev­ery dol­lar you spend. Our Gift Card pro­gram in­cludes: Weis Mar­kets, Red­ners Ware­house & Gi­ant Foods. Scrip Cards can also be pur­chased for your fa­vorite restau­rants and stores. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion or for a list of re­tail­ers who par­tic­i­pate in Scrip, please con­tact Pat Brensinger or You may spon­sor Al­tar Flow­ers, the price for one vase is $25.00 and $50.00 for two vases, please see Mary Sny­der. You may also spon­sor the bul­letins for $15.00 per week. When spon­sor­ing flow­ers, please use a flower en­ve­lope found in the rack in the narthex or clearly mark the en­ve­lope. “Flow­ers” If you spon­sored flow­ers in the past but no longer wish to, please let Mary Sny­der (610-473-8885) or the church of­fice know. Need a ride? We have vol­un­teers in the con­gre­ga­tion who are will­ing to pro­vide trans­porta­tion to med­i­cal ap­point­ments, etc., for those who can’t find a ride. Please con­tact Pas­tor Zaiser 610-322-0901 if you need a ride or would like to vol­un­teer as a driver. Trin­ity’s events for the up­com­ing week: Sun­day, October 8th-18th Sun­day after Pen­te­cost-9:00 a.m. Sun­day School & New Mem­bers Class, 10:15 a.m. Wor­ship Ser­vice, the Wor­ship As­sis­tants will be: Greeters: Sharon & Angie Ren­ninger, Ush­ers: Carl Scha­ef­fer, Jr., Sharon Ren­ninger, Jan­ice Sheetz, Kurt Yescav­age, Acolyte: Kate­lyn Dulin, Cru­cifer: Ni­cole Kratz, Lec­tor: Kurt Yescav­age, Nurs­ery: Sharon Ren­ninger. Prayer Cir­cle Meet­ing to fol­low. Mon­day, October 9th-6:30 p.m. Boy Scouts, Tues­day, October 10th-6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts, 7:00 p.m. Coun­cil Mtg., Wed­nes­day, October 11th-6:30 p.m. Sew­ing Club, Thurs­day, October 12th-6:30 p.m. Se­nior Choir Prac­tice, 7:30 p.m. Can­tata Prac­tice. For more in­for­ma­tion, please check out our web­site <www.trin­i­ty­>.

Boy­er­town Men­non­ite Church 275 Mill St., Boy­er­town Pas­tor Nel­son Shenk

Ev­ery Sun­day morn­ing we have Sun­day School classes for all ages from 9-10 a.m., and wor­ship at 10 o’clock. We also have quilt­ing on the 2nd and 4th Wed­nes­days of each month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Sun­day ser­mons can be heard athttp://boy­er­town­men­non­ by click­ing on “Au­dio of Ser­vices”. We love hav­ing vis­i­tors so come check us out. We can be reached at 610-369-1974 or email at bmc19512@ya­

St. Luke Lutheran Church 35 Wil­son Ave. Gil­bertsville

On Sun­day, we’ll ob­serve the 17th Sun­day of Pen­te­cost. The Adult Bi­ble Study Class meets at 8:30 a.m. Please join us at 9:30 a.m. for the wor­ship ser­vice. Holy Com­mu­nion will be cel­e­brated. The Se­nior Choir will sing, “High in the Heav­ens, Eter­nal God,” ar­ranged by Smith. Fol­low­ing the ser­vice, A Re­for­ma­tion: 500Years Cel­e­bra­tion study group will meet. Sun­day’s topic will be “To­ward Re­for­ma­tion 1000 – Evan­gel­i­cal.” Many thanks to Pas­tor Donald Nice, Pas­tor Luther John­son, and Pas­tor Mary Ann Siefke for lead­ing this group. The church of­fice is closed on Mon­day in ob­ser­vance of Colum­bus Day. The blood drive will be held Tues­day. Key­stone Miller Blood­mo­bile will be at St. Luke, in the up­per park­ing lot. The Cherub Choir will re­hearse Tues­day night at 6:30 p.m. The Com­mu­nity Cloth­ing Rack will be open for dis­tri­bu­tion on Wed­nes­day from 1:00-4:00 p.m. (Please note: The Cloth­ing Rack will also be open for dis­tri­bu­tion on Thurs­day night, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.!) Come out and vol­un­teer your time with this ben­e­fi­cial com­mu­nity min­istry! On Wed­nes­day evening, the hand­bell choir re­hearses at 6:30 p.m., and the Se­nior Choir at 7:30, p.m Con­gre­ga­tion Coun­cil will meet Thurs­day night at 6:45 p.m. Please join us Sun­days for wor­ship at 9:30 a.m.! All are wel­come!

St. Joseph’s Hill Lutheran Church Koch Road and Franklin Street in Pike Town­ship

Wor­ship news: October 8- 18th Sun­day after Pen­te­cost, Praise Band at 10am, In­ter­preter at 10 October 15- 19th Sun­day after Pen­te­cost CHOIR IN­FOR­MA­TION: The Ju­nior Choir re­hearses on Wed­nes­days, 6-6:30pm; Se­nior Choir re­hearses on Wed­nes­days, 7:30-8:30pm. Beth­le­hem Choir (K-2), be­gins on Wed­nes­day, October 4 (time TBA). Chris­tian Ed­u­ca­tion News: Reg­u­lar Sun­day School classes for Pre-K thru Adult, 8:45- 9:45am, with an open­ing in the nave at 8:45am Day Care News: - A 10% dis­count is avail­able for church fam­i­lies. For more in­for­ma­tion, please call 610-367-1980 or email Youth and Chil­dren News: October 6- Hayride/corn maze at Wil­cox Farm. Time TBA October 15- Reg­u­lar meet­ing, 2:30-4pm October 29- Reg­u­lar meet­ing, 2:30-4pm Other news: - Month-long fund drive for Navajo school in Rocky Point, AZ in October - Thanks to all who helped at the food stand at the Oley fair - Weight Loss group (TBMP)- next meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, Sept. Oct. 4, 6pm - Meal and Mu­sic Min­istry re­sumes Wed­nes­day, October 4, 5:30pm - Work­shop- “Church: Still Re­form­ing or The Myth of the Good Old Days,” October 14 at Na­tiv­ity Lutheran Church, Al­len­town - Boscov’s Friends Help­ing Friends passes avail­able. Event sched­uled for October 17. Ben­e­fits WELCA. - Ken Medema con­cert at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Al­len­town, Oct. 29, 3pm - Holy Land trip in Jan­uary 2018- for more info, please con­tact Rev. Caitlin Kurtz at pas­tor­ck­ - Sim­ply Giv­ing pro­gram now avail­able- pa­per reg­is­tra­tion forms at church, or on­line through a link on our Web­site - Our Fel­low­ship Hall is avail­able for event use. We can ac­com­mo­date bridal show­ers, baby show­ers, wed­ding an­niver­saries, birth­day par­ties, AA, NA, Weight Watch­ers, and more. Please call Jill, Church Sec­re­tary, at 610-369-0990 “Like” our Face­book pagewww.face­ St. Joseph’s is lo­cated at the in­ter­sec­tion of Koch Road and Or­chard Road in Pike Town­ship (mail­ing ad­dress: 244 Koch Road, Boy­er­town, 19512). The build­ing is hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble. All are wel­come to wor­ship and other events held at St. Joseph’s Hill. Please visit our web site at for a cal­en­dar of events, his­tory, a pas­tor’s page, and Day Care and PreSchool link. Pas­tor Jeff Od­gren’s email: pas­ Church Of­fice email: sec­re­ Wor­ship times: Reg­u­lar schedule, with wor­ship ser­vices at 7:45 & 10am. In­ter­preter for the deaf and hard of hear­ing nor­mally on 1st and 2nd Sun­days of the month. Sun­day School: Reg­u­lar schedule will re­sume on Septem­ber 17, 8:45-9:45am. Church of­fice phone 610369-0990; fax 610-3690912; email at sec­re­tary@ Day Care and Pre-School phone 610-367-1980; email Wor­ship/ac­tiv­ity can­cel­la­tion info: call the church of­fice and wait for mes­sage, go on­line to, or check WBYN-FM, Boy­er­town.

Cal­vary United Church of Christ 1231Route 100 Barto, PA 19504 610-652-5023cal­

Join us on Sun­day, October 8th at 9:00 am for Sun­day School for all ages and at 10:15 am for our Wor­ship ser­vice led by Pas­tor Linda Ko­zlowski. After wor­ship the Youth Fel­low­ship will be hav­ing a meet­ing. Look­ing ahead, join us on Satur­day, October 14th for our Pork and Sauer­kraut din­ner which will be held from 3-7 pm. The cost is a do­na­tion of your choice to our Re­lay for Life team, Cal­vary United Can­cer Cru­saders. Bi­ble Study meets on Mon­day af­ter­noons at 1:30 pm. We in­vite you to join us! Choir prac­tice takes place ev­ery Thurs­day at 7:30 pm. Re­mem­ber, you are al­ways wel­come and wanted at Cal­vary United Church of Christ. For no mat­ter where you are on life’s jour­ney, there is a place for you in our fam­ily of faith. Join us on Face­book! Ev­ery­day Pas­tor Linda will have a post of in­spi­ra­tion! This may be a prayer, quote or some­thing else. You can find us on Face­book by search­ing Cal­vary United Church of Christ-Barto The church is lo­cated at 1231 Route 100 about a 2 miles south of Bally. Vis­i­tors are al­ways wel­come. The church is hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble. The church web­site is­varyuc­

Church web­site: www. cal­varyuc­ Vis­i­tors are al­ways wel­come. The church is hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble.

Christ Lutheran Church 222 Niantic Road Barto, PA 19504

We in­vite you to join us on the Eigh­teenth Sun­day after Pen­te­cost on Sun­day, October 8, 2017 at our wor­ship hours of 7:45 and 10:15 a.m. Rev. Matthew Ol­likainen will lead the con­gre­ga­tion in the wor­ship ser­vice; de­liver the mes­sage for the day and the Chil­dren’s Ser­mon. The Prayer Shawls will be blessed dur­ing the ser­vices. AQ & A Ses­sion re­gard­ing the new Ed­u­ca­tional Wor­ship will be held in the par­lor. Con­fir­ma­tion will be held at 9:00 a.m. in room I of the church. Sun­day School and Adult Sun­day School classes have con­cluded and will re­sume with a new pro­gram be­gin­ning on October 22 at 9:00 a.m. Those min­is­ter­ing at the 7:45 a.m. ser­vice are: Acolyte; Erik Ol­likainen; Lec­tor; Charles Orner, and Greeters/ Ush­ers; Nancy and Keith Folk. Those min­is­ter­ing at the 10:15 a.m. ser­vice are: Acolyte; Sa­man­tha Johns; Lec­tor: Holly Fran­cisco; and Ush­ers/Greeters: Mike Ap­pold and Holly Fran­cisco. On Mon­day, October 9, the church of­fice will be open from 9 a.m. till 12 noon. Novem­ber Niantic News ar­ti­cles are due into the church of­fice by Tues­day, October 10. Daisy troop #1206 and Brownie troop #1661 will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the so­cial hall that evening fol­lowed by the Fi­nance Com­mit­tee meet­ing at 7:30 p.m. in room B. Mu­tual Min­istry Com­mit­tee will meet on Wed­nes­day, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. fol­lowed by the Bell Choir re­hears­ing at 6:30 p.m. and then the Se­nior Choir will re­hearse at 7:30 p.m. Be­gin­ning at 6:30 p.m. on Satur­day, October 14, the FUN com­mit­tee will be host­ing the FUN Fam­ily Fall Fest in the so­cial hall with fall crafts, bob­bing for ap­ples and snacks and out­side (bon­fire and s’mores). The church is lo­cated at 222 Niantic Road be­tween Routes 663 and 100 about a mile east of Bally. An Edu/ Wor­ship for all ages is held at 9:00 a.m. be­gin­ning on October 22 in the sanc­tu­ary. Vis­i­tors are al­ways wel­come! The church is hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble and air con­di­tioned! Visit the church’s web­site at www. christ­ni­ for more news and in­for­ma­tion about the church and up­com­ing events.

Huff’s Union Church Here­ford Town­ship Pas­tor Jane M. Kropa

Sun­day, October 8th - Wor­ship is at 8:00 and the 10:30 a.m. Adult Sun­day School is at 9:15. Sun­day School is at 10:30. Con­fir­mands - 9:15 a.m. Sun­day, October 8th - Fall Fun Fest - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tues­day, October 3rd, Bell Choir - 7:30 p.m. Wed­nes­day, October 4th Chil­dren’s Choir - 6:30 p.m. Wed­nes­day, October 4th Ladies Aid Mtg. - 7:00 p.m. Thurs­day, October 5th - Sr. Choir - 7:30 p.m. - Any­one in­ter­ested in choirs may con­tact Mrs. Glo­ria A. Adams at 610-914-8116. Satur­day, October 7th Small Group - 10:00 a.m. - 12:30p.m. Mon­day, October 9th - Union Coun­cil Meet­ing 7:00 p.m. Tues­day, October 10th - Bell Choir - 7:30 p.m. Web­site: www.huff­ , Of­fice 610-845-2626.

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